Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Section 1-7-330 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 1-7-330. (A)
The solicitors shall attend the courts of general
sessions for their respective circuits. Preparation of the
dockets for general sessions courts shall be
exclusively vested in the circuit solicitor and
the solicitor he shall determine the
order in which cases on the docket are called for trial.
Provided, however, that no later than seven days prior to the
beginning of each term of general sessions court, the solicitor
in each circuit shall prepare and publish a docket setting forth
the cases to be called for trial during the term.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the circuit
solicitor's ability to administer the general sessions court
docket shall not interfere with the court's ability to safeguard
a litigant's rights. And, if a motion of any kind is filed, the
court must hear the motion no later than the next term of
criminal court. Nothing in this section limits the court's
authority to grant a continuance for good cause." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.